Saturday, December 22, 2007

Middlesbrough 1 West Ham 2

A dour game, with neither side able to create many goal scoring opportunities, seemed to be heading towards half time without any real goal mouth action. Then in the 38th minute a Downing cross was headed on by Aliadiere and David Wheater shot home from six yards.

Immediately after the goal Boro pushed on looking for a second but after five minutes of soaking up the pressure and a minute before the break West Ham broke up field, Camara passed to Ashton and from 20 yards he drilled the ball into the bottom left of the goal.

The second half was a bit more entertaining than the first but again there were very few goal scoring opportunities. West Ham had a reasonable chance six minutes into the half when West Ham were awarded a free kick 35 yards out. Solano's drilled shot forced Schwarzer to rise and tip the ball over the bar.

With the game seemingly strolling to a draw in the 90th minute Parker picked up the ball in the Boro penalty area. He shifted the ball onto his right foot and fired the ball home from 12 yards.

Come on you Irons!!

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